Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 61 March 1, 1836 Tuesday Evening
32 Troops from Gonzales arrive at the Alamo
Alamo Reinforced
SAN ANTONIO Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" back in Time(1836)Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" forward in Time  On this date in 1836, thirty-two Volunteers from Gonzales fight their way into the Alamo. They would be under Jim Bowie's command until Bowie takes ill, then Texas Colonel William Barret Travis took command of all forces, volunteers and regular military at the Alamo.
Business Desk
Fossati's Delicatessen founded in Victoria
VICTORIA   (1882)    On this date in 1882, Fossati's Delicatessen is founded in Victoria. Today, Fossati's is the oldest deli in Texas.   More about "Restaurants" on the Web

Capitol Desk
Hays County Organized, San Marcos County Seat
SAN MARCOS   (1848)    On this date in 1848, Hays County was organized by the Texas Legislature. San Marcos is declared the County Seat.
   San Marcos Springs, the second largest cluster of springs in Texas, is located just 2 miles north of the courthouse. Originally named Canocanayesatetlo by the Tonkawa Indians, the springs became the site of the famed Aquarina Springs for many years.
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Lifestyles Desk
18 Riders Take off for San Francisco
NACONA   (1939) Click Here to follow "HorseRace" forward in Time  In 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco. As part of the fair, a race was held from Texas to the fair in San Francisco. On this date in Nacona, the starting gun was fired by Amon G Carter, and 18 riders took off in hopes of receiving 750 brand new silver dollars from the San Francisco Mint.

Political Desk
Convention convenes to discuss Texas Independence
WASHINGTON Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" back in Time (1836) Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" forward in Time  On this date in 1836, one month after delegates were elected at the various settlements around Texas, the Convention of 1836 convened at Washington-on-the-Brazos. As the Mexican Army made its way up from the Rio Grande to San Antonio, the delegates hastily begin drafting a Declaration of Independence.   More about "Texas Revolution" on the Web

Technology Desk
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Formed
ST LOUIS MO Click Here to follow "telephone" back in Time (1912)    On this date in 1912, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company was formed by the merger of The Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company, the Missouri Bell Telephone Company, the Pioneer Telephone Company of Oklahoma, and the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company. The Headquarters for the new Southwestern Bell would be in St Louis.   More about "telephone" on the Web